Thought Of The Day. January 1, 2016

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Today’s Thought:

All social movements have internal struggles for the control of their directions. The Abolitionists were divided on boycotting slave products, on the Underground Railroad, on Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry. Leninists disagreed with Trotsky, MLK had an entirely different approach to the civil rights movement than did Malcolm.

My premise is all we have done has amounted to nothing. All the animals saved by animal activists around the world for the past 50 years is less than the number who will be murdered in slaughterhouses in the next 8 hours. Continuing to recruit vegans and educate the public one-on-one is a fool’s errand. It doesn’t work. It cannot work.

I believe the animals would be better off if we cast the dice for vigilantism and revolution.



Author’s Notes:

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2 thoughts on “Thought Of The Day. January 1, 2016

  1. I reposted your essay Let’s Start Shooting Those Who Murder Animals, and was immediately and permanently banned from the LiveJournal forum “veganpeople,” where it was claimed advocating violence was strictly against the rules of the forum—although I had not ever seen any “rules” of the forum. Also, your words were taken as being mine, although I very specifically stated that they came from you. Lastly, LiveJournal doesn’t allow people to even e-mail people who aren’t on their particular “friends” list.

    So I’ve been very hesitant to post your words elsewhere, lest I wear out my welcome everywhere I go. Although I agree with your basic premise, too many people take it literally; it’s hard to imagine someone not having a fit at someone else’s mention that we should start shooting people. The only thing I agree with is that not enough people take the animal-rights movement seriously, but I’m afraid that without exercising more diplomacy, no one will ever take it seriously.

    If you propose that all we’ve done has amounted to nothing, then shouldn’t we abandon it altogether? Advocating killing people is treading on shaky ground, and I’m not sure I’m willing to risk my home, my life, and my possessions for something with an uncertain outcome. We’ve seen how the media treats murderers—both literal and figurative.


    • What we do matters to the fortunate few animals we save. But for most animals that are the victims of human cruelty, it is as though there are no animal activists at all. I do not think saying the movement has been a complete failure is an overstatement of the situation. That many animal people are offended by my characterization of the movement is not unexpected. Many are myopic, many are invested in their niches and turfs, many are jealous of their influence.

      I was kicked out of Animal Rights Zone over the Let’s Start Shooting article. There seems to be a polical-correctness driven paralysis in the animal movement, as well as a reticence to actually undertake any kind of direct action. Much of it may be sincere disagreement with the concept, but I suspect a great deal of it is simple cowardice.


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